This weekend was the Flambeau Rama festivities in our town. It's an annual event with the carnival, parade, class reunions, etc... (my sister, Darla, has details of the parade on her blog)
I, however, didn't partake in anything but going to the Fireman's Tent last evening for a few margaritas and Mikes Hard Cranberry Lemonades. BUT... they were a good few hours!
The best part of it though was visiting with friends. Some that I see quite often ... and some that I only see during the Flambeau Rama festivities. Even though I don't see some of these friends on a daily basis ~ I was amazed to find out just how many mentioned that they follow me online ~ reading my blog :) NOW... my request to these great people ... open up a blog so I can follow you!
I also received a wonderful surprise when I was checking comments on my blog this morning ~ Jack and Sherry (I had to make a correction here.... I had Sherry's name put down prior as Shirley... my apologies... but Sherry... somehow you always come across as a Shirley to me) are going to be camping at the Smith Lake Campground, which is literally right across the river from me!! I'm so excited to be meeting them in person!
When I was first introduced to online blogging a few years back I just didn't know if this was something that I wanted to do. What would I write about? Who cares what I do on a daily basis? My life is pretty hum drum boring some days and sometimes it's down right depressing. Although, sometimes it's so darn exciting I could just pee my pants! So... I thought I'd give it a try.
What I did discover though was something that I wasn't expecting ~ friendship.
I have made so many wonderful friends through cyberspace. Many who I know I will never meet personally; but know that they genuinely care about me ~ as much as I care about them!!
As Martha would say, "It's a good thing."
Also, last night, we had tickets to the Log Jam Festivities in Phillips ~ the town to the south of us. They had a concert line up of some great country western stars ~
Because Slim had to get up at 4:00 am this morning for work ~ and I didn't want to go alone ... here we were holding these tickets that I paid $60 for at an auction (they were valued at $100 a piece). I couldn't even pawn them off on my kids. SOOOOOO.... I asked Randy L. the announcer and DJ at the Fireman's Tent if he would ask anyone in the audience there if they were interested in the tickets to come and give us an offer on them. Time was a ticking and there were no offers.
Then as we were getting ready to leave, because Slim forgot his wallet at home and we were running out of funds ... didn't even have enough dough on us to buy a hamburger before coming home ... we're walking out the gate and this gal comes up to us and asks if the tickets are legitimate and how much were we willing to take.
Slim told her ... make an offer.
She says, "well I only have $13 dollars on me; but my Mom and Dad will pay $100." I asked her who would be using the tickets. Her or her parents. She said, "Well, I will be ... if I can round up some more money before my mom and dad." Slim then says, "Well I think an offer of $13 will be just fine. It gives me enough money to go buy the little woman a hamburger before I take her home." SOLD
As we were getting into our vehicle to leave ... that gal and her boyfriend were parked right beside us and they were getting into their vehicle to leave for Log Jam ~ very excited!!
Dear Hubby and I went to McDonalds. We found a quiet little booth ... literally had the place to ourselves because of all the festivities downtown ... and enjoyed our Angus burger to round off the evening before coming home.
"It was a good thing."
Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.